Ripley was selected as a Main Street Community in July 1998.  As a designated Main Street community Ripley receives:

  • Needed Assessments
  • Program Manager, Board and Volunteer training
  • Progress Meetings
  • State and Regional assistance and support
  • Listing in the National Main Street Network Membership Directory
  • Linkage to hundreds of other Main Street communities
  • A dedicated WV Main Street State Coordinated as a valuable resource to the certified State Main Street communities.
  • Continuous training opportunities specific to Main Street programming, Board training, and program management.
Volunteer @ Ripley On Sale!
Volunteer @ Ripley On Sale!

Main Street Ripley is a nonprofit organization with a 501(c)(3) status.  Your
donations may be tax deductible.

Main Street Ripley is entirely volunteer-driven.  If you would like to participate, we will find a place for you that will be very satisfying.  Without the good spirit of volunteerism, this program could not exist.

Our city has a great deal to offer as a hometown community.  Through your participation, you will gain an active voice in decisions that will make a difference in your community.

Downtown Revitalization — Everyone Benefits
Local Residents and Consumers

  • Better selection of merchandise
  • Less travel
  • More pride and community Spirit
  • Increased tax dollars within the community
Property Owners 

  • Improved Occupancy rates
  • Better rent stability
  • Reduced crime and vandalism
  • Tax credits
  • Better image
  • New uses of Property
Retail Business Owners

  • Increased Sales
  • Improved Image
  • Enhanced Community Pride
  • United promotional opportunities
City Government 

  • Increased tax base
  • More tourism
  • Increased number of jobs
  • Improved relations between city and private sector